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Obama's new wordsmith believes in public service
When President Barack Obama decided to attend a memorial service in Arizona for victims of a deadly mass shooting that severely injured then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, he needed a speech.
Fri May 24, 2013
The Huffington Post
LOOK: How Bad Are Your State's Bridges?
In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama urged repairs of "the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country." He proposed a plan called "Fix it First," which would have invested $50 billion in repairing transportation infrastructure, starting with the most urgent repairs.
Obama Abetted Actions by IRS
In Tuesday's press conference, a reporter asked Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, "Given the president's animosity toward Citizens United, might he have appreciated or wanted the IRS to be looking and scrutinizing thosea " Kimberley Strassel, of The Wall Street Journal, reminds us that the president had announced his disdain for the ... (more)
US News & World Report
Questions on the U.S.-EU Trade Agreement With Karel De Gucht
Robert Nolan is an editor at the Foreign Policy Association and producer of Great Decisions in Foreign Policy on PBS.
Wall Street Journal
Obama Resets War on Terror
In a speech outlining U.S. counterterrorism efforts, President Obama cautioned against using drone strikes as a cure-all for terrorism and said he is insisting on strong oversight of all lethal action, including tighter standards for unmanned air strikes.
The Baltimore Sun
Where are the STEM jobs?
As college graduates head into the real world, even many who majored in science, math, engineering and technology are having a hard time Republicans and Democrats appear to agree on at least one thing: that the United States is facing a STEM crisis.
Thu May 23, 2013
SC Club For Growth: Nine "Republican" Senators Vote Against Choice
The good news is last night the Senate, in a historic vote, finally took up school choice.
Networks Tout Obama's 'Renewed Focus on Transparency'...
While the three network morning shows on Thursday all promoted President Obama's "renewed focus on transparency" in an upcoming national security speech, none of the broadcasts made any mention of the administration's deception in the ongoing scandal surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Obama Speech Will Raise Bar for Drone Strikes, Ease Moves Out of...
DRIVING THE DAY : In a counterterrorism speech for the history books, President Obama will outline a higher threshold for drone strikes, and an easing of restrictions on transfers from Gitmo.
Rand Paul: Says Hillary Clinton 'was asked repeatedly to provide...
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says Hillary Clinton is to blame for inadequate security in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans died on Sept.
Wed May 22, 2013
State of the State and Committee Assignments
On Tuesday, January 29, Governor Perry gave his State of the State address to the full Texas Legislature.
The Washington Post
Holder Confirms U.S. Drones Have Killed Four Americans
U.S. drone strikes have killed four American citizens in counterterrorism operations overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder said today, the Obama administration's first public acknowledgment of those killings.
Teachable Moments: Lyndon Johnson called for a 'Great Society'
President Lyndon Baines Johnson delivered his first State of the Union address, calling for a "war on poverty." The U.S. surgeon general declared, for the first time, that smoking was hazardous to your health.
CNN's Crowley Admits Obama Didn't Call Benghazi a Terror Attack
On the May 19 broadcast of CNN's State of the Union , host Candy Crowley said that Obama was late in identifying the attacks in Benghazi as terrorism quite contrary to what she said during the Presidential debates late last year.
Tue May 21, 2013
Obama appoints members of election commission
President Obama has formally appointed the ten members of a special commission designed to look for improvements in U.S. election systems.
Mon May 20, 2013
Obama to give counter-terrorism speech Thursday
President Obama delivers a counter-terrorism speech Thursday that may also be a defense of two much criticized programs: Drone strikes and the terrorism prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Sun May 19, 2013
In Worst Week of Obama's Presidency CNN Publishes Poll Saying His Job Approval Rose
By virtually any measure, with three scandals exploding on the White House, last week had to be the worst of Barack Obama's presidency.
The Daily Caller
Rand Paul likens Benghazi to 'tragic errors' that led to 'Black Hawk Down' [VIDEO]
On Sunday's "State of the Union" on CNN, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took aim at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the State Department's handling of the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
GOP will determine amount of focus on scandals, adviser says
In the wake of controversies plaguing the Obama administration, a White House senior adviser admitted Sunday there is a "healthy skepticism" about government.
Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news." Speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Dan Pfeiffer says the White House counsel's office learned of the IRS inspector general's investigation in late April, but Obama wasn't ... (more)